momentous

[ moh-men-tuhs ]
/ moʊˈmɛn təs /

adjective

of great or far-reaching importance or consequence: a momentous day.

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Origin of momentous

First recorded in 1645–55; moment + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for momentousness

momentous
/ (məʊˈmɛntəs) /

adjective

of great significance

Derived forms of momentous

momentously, adverbmomentousness, noun
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